Migrant Justice

Learn more about the experiences of migrant workers & the problems with the Canadian immigration system.

Justicia For Migrant Workers http://www.justicia4migrantworkers.org/

The Migrant Worker Alliance for Change http://www.migrantworkersalliance.org/

No One is Illegal – Toronto “The Wrongs of the Canadian Immigration System” http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/node/573

“Local Food = Ethical Food? Doesn’t Always Work That Way”
by Wendy Leung (Globe & Mail article, Feb 14, 2012)

“In the quest for just and sustainable food practices, why is nobody talking about the organic farming’s dependence on migrant labour?”
by Annie Crane (This Magazine, April 11, 2012)


Puppets on Parade

View PHOTOS and VIDEOS of our Mayworks perfomances this past weekend!

See also photos posted at the Halifax Media Coop.

Mayworks 2012 – Puppets on Parade – photo by Halifax Media Coop









Passionate Puppets

Puppet Et Cetera go on parade for Mayworks festival, ethical food and ethical work

The Coast interviews Puppets Et Cetera!

Read the articke HERE

International Workers’ Day

Puppets Et Cetera! joined the rally to celebrate May Day

May Day 2012 - photo by Miles Howe

Ethical Food = Ethical Work

Puppets on Parade poster

Make sure to see all events taking place during this 3rd Annual Mayworks Halifax festival!
Mayworks Halifax 2012

*Time and Location Change*

Please note the time and room number change for the Mayworks puppet making workshop.

It will be offered on the same day, April 29, but now from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in room 208 of the Bloomfield Centre.

**Remember that registration is requested for this event. Space and materials are limited. Thanks!

Email puppetsetcetera[at]gmail[dot]com to register

Youth Arts Week

Our ETHICAL FOOD = ETHICAL WORK performance and parade scheduled for Halifax Mayworks is also listed among local events for the National Youth Arts Week.

CLICK HERE for a listing of other youth events in Halifax!

National Youth Arts Week

April gatherings

Curious about street theatre puppets? Join us during any of our open drop-in meetings where we build the puppets and materials needed for our upcoming project.

We meet weekly at The Bus Stop Theatre at the following times:

  • Sundays 1pm-5pm
  • Mondays 11am-3pm
  • Tuesdays 6pm-9pm

Call or text (902) 880-4469 to be admitted into the building. The entrance to the workshop is at the back off of Maitland Street.

Contact us ahead of time to be alerted of any cancellations at
puppetsetcetera (at) gmail (dot) com

*NOTE: We will not be meeting Monday, April 2.

Apr 1, 2012 - Making puppets outside The Bus Stop Theatre on a sunny afternoon - photo by John van Gurp

Halifax Mayworks Festival 2012!




April 29th – 10am to 12pm:

Puppet Making Workshop for Families

Bloomfield Centre, room 108
2786 Agricola Street

Join Puppets Et Cetera! for a family inclusive hands-on workshop on basic methods of puppet and mask construction for street theatre and parades. Using simple materials, learn to spice up your political actions with a taste of traditions stemming from carnivals, pageants and street theatre. Creations built during this workshop will be used in the performance to take place the following Saturday, May 5th. A $5.00 donation toward materials is requested.

Space is limited, participants must register in advance by emailing puppetsetcetera [at] gmail [dot] com


May 5th – 10am to 12pm:

Puppets on Parade

Waterfront – across from the Historic Farmers’ Market
1496 Lower Water Street

Puppets Et Cetera! presents an outdoor performance and parade exploring the theme of migrant labour within the farming industry of Nova Scotia. Through various methods of street performance, the troupe will bring to attention issues of unfair labour practices that are left under-addressed within the local food movement and investigate what really constitutes ethical food. The performance will include a short outdoor variety show as well as a puppet procession parading along Lower Water Street between the Historic Farmers’ Market and the Seaport Farmers’ Market. The variety shows will include a variety of acts ranging from puppet skits, circus acts, musical numbers and theatrical story telling. All are welcome to join the parade!

Transit solidarity and Council Farce

Puppets Et Cetera! and the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council mounted a mock HRM council meeting featuring an effigy of our mayor for the amusement of transit workers on strike and their supporters at a rally on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012.

A farce inspired by a farce

photo by Adrien Veczan, Chronicle Herald

“What the hell do all these people want? It’s like they want to live in a world where workers have a say about their working conditions! […]

Another strike! Dammit, if only they would camp somewhere, then we could just send the cops and evict them!” – Peter Kelly (the puppet)

Visit our Media and Photos pages for more.